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  • Writer's pictureSarah M.

Are there rules to this?

Life in general.

So though we slip, trip and sometimes fall, we can learn from both our own experiences and from others. Now that I am soon entering the last year of my thirties, I might have a few knick knacks to share with the world. Don't get me wrong I'm still in the beginning part of my life, I'm just thinking of letting you in on a few habitual gestures.

Work on communicating, even after years of knowing a person. The ability to clearly communicate your ideas and thoughts is the most valuable skill you can ever develop. We are always changing and growing, and having good tools on how to communicate, is the key to successful relationships, not just romantic ones; all of them.

Take care of your body and your posture, this is literally the only place you will live. So before we can start purchasing new sleeves, make sure the one you are using now can go as far as you want by treating it right.

Take more pictures, not just selfies or when you're all dolled up but of life. I am a photo junkie, I love looking at old pictures, even of people I've never met. Photographs of common people doing regular day to day stuff, candid moments and unexpected situations. Cherish the ordinary.

You are never too old to start something new. I love this story I heard a while back about this lady who in her nineties finally decide that she would get some piano lessons she always dreamt about. Let us not confine ourselves into these silly boxes that since it took years to study something that that is the only thing I should be doing.

Know your limits and learn to say no. It is perfectly fine to change your mind, cancel an engagement and say no to things that make you feel uncomfortable.

Say yes more often. Stop hiding in your shadows, you deserve to go out and experience life for you. Step out on to the platform and try the thing you've been thinking about for years now. The adventure awaits you.

Remember; hurt people, hurt people. Take ownership of your mistakes and don't allow others to treat you wrong for something that is happening because of their damages.

Don’t take yourself or life too seriously. Surround yourself with fun and funny people.

Those who can laugh at themselves and truly enjoy being goofy, are the most happiest and successful individuals.

Don't get angry, get smarter. So often when we feel hurt, we feel like we are losing a sense of control, we become very objective in judging our own intelligence. Admit when you’re wrong and apologize. Take time out to process your emotions and look at the bigger picture, this can prevent you from lashing out in frustration, anger or grief.

“Never argue with a stupid person, they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” Mark Twain

Listen and respect. Listening, can improve communication and build respect with others. Presence is power. Truly listening to the other person is a sign of respect, it shows that you value what the they have to say.

Worrying is a waste of time and energy. Worrying is a vicious cycle. It feeds on itself, and you can easily get trapped. Your worrying and replaying scenarios never changes the outcome. Acknowledge that you have no control over the things you worry about most, and let them go. Focus your energy on gratitude.

If it doesn’t feel right, don’t follow the crowd. First of all, most of the time the crowd is wrong, so have the courage to create and live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you, then let the crowd follow you.

Get excited about the silly little things, turns out they'll not be so little.


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